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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Jul 12, 2012 11:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: U.S. 72!

You are probably too harsh on the RS as a musical unit, (except their post "Some Girls" career,.. a LONG time), but I understand your venom on their less than savory sides . I think their 60's > Exile album run was pretty strong, with few rivals (Beatles, Dylan) , but can see where you are coming from .

Now on the Classical front, do you mean recently composed ? Or a great perfomance/recording of any piece ? I have been a little out of the loop since the death of Tower, but I could make some recommendations .
Of recent pianists, Yuja Wang is really great, she even plays better than she looks ! Her recordings are a mixed bag, much better live ( check her out on Youtube, her Prokofiev Concerto 3),http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDfGBmbNbMw but her first one Sonatas & Etudes has her great Liszt Sonata on it .
I could go on, but I should get a clearer idea what you are looking for . Do you have any Bartok ? A Dead Head should dig him .

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 12, 2012 2:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: U.S. 72!

I probably am slightly too harsh. ;-)

I wish my responses didn't go to a specific handle.

Thanks for the recs! I've gone through my meager collection.
unclejohn had a great link that I don't know if you saw,

http://www.medici.tv/

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Jul 12, 2012 3:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: U.S. 72!

Medici is a gold mine .
Thinking about Bartok, this early stereo recording is a classic, and sounds great .
http://www.amazon.com/Bartok-Concerto-Orchestra-Percussion-Hungarian/dp/B000003FEJ
I think Weir has talked about the Music for Strings etc. This is 20th century music that is pretty digestible, and to my mind very evocative .
...hey I though this was a Rolling Stones 72 thread !

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 12, 2012 4:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: U.S. 72!

Roll Over Beethoven and tell Tchaikovsky the news

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeYF0qZBhYY&;feature=related

Ripping off chuck...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzKd0aiaK4c&;feature=related

This post was modified by bluedevil on 2012-07-12 23:04:42

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Poster: Reade Date: Jul 13, 2012 8:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: U.S. 72!

Boy did they rip off Chuck in that jam! Great stuff.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Jul 12, 2012 3:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: U.S. 72!

Ha ha ! Written in an era when Classical Music was a healthy institution . Same spirt as "A Night At the Opera', and all those great Warner cartoons poke fun at the stuffiness of the music establishment of the time . As they said in the Punk era, "Fuck art, let's dance".
These days , when Classical ( and Jazz for that matter) is on the run, and devalued in our culture, if I think about it too closely... Ludwig, and Peter Ilyich, have rolled almost out of musical sight , But it is still a great Rock anthem. and the man is one of the greatest writers in R&R ever ...
Even though Chuck a pain in the ass (read Keith's book on this show), and a scuzzy fuck .

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 12, 2012 4:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: U.S. 72!

I was fortunate enough to live in Prague for about 6 years and got tons of exposure to great live classical music on a real frequent basis for not much cash at all. I miss it. Here in the states, it's just a different deal.

"scuzzy fuck" - what, you got a problem with hidden bathroom cams in the man's own restaurant? Or some even more disturbing things I won't mention...

I did read Keith's book. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Jul 12, 2012 5:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: U.S. 72!

Chuck is a creepy guy . I read his book and where most autobiographies make you feel better about the author (say, the Keith book, with some caveats), Berry's made me like him less . And the bathroom cams, and his "disturbing things", reinforce that opinion .
But he still is a giant of pop music .
It is funny, 3 of the remaining 50's greats, are all people you would not want as neighbors . Chuck - sleezebag, Little Richard - crazy , Jerry Lee - dangerous, and "vile" . Like your records guys , but please live in another state .

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Poster: user unknown Date: Jul 13, 2012 9:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: U.S. 72!

Rolling Stones "less savory sides"

they can be a fun listen at times

http://tinyurl.com/359onr6

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 12, 2012 12:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: U.S. 72!

Dudley - What do you know of/think of Tim Fain, a young violinist? I just saw him with Joanne Newsom and Philip Glass and was very, very impressed.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Jul 12, 2012 12:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: U.S. 72!

He seems to do a lot of music by and with Glass . What I've heard , I like , but it is hard to tell what I think of him as a violinist, as he I haven't heard him much traditional works to compare . I'm not the word's biggest Phil Glass guy, like him, but don't love him . But his Violin Concerto # 1 I like very much .I wonder if Fain has done it ? I have not heard the recent Glass 2nd concerto , but a friend who's musical taste I trust, says it's good . Sounds like you heard an interesting concert . Did he perform that Glass Partita for solo violin ?

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 12, 2012 12:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: U.S. 72!

Yes. It was an interesting show and done as fundraiser for the Henry Miller LIbrary (next one is with Rufus Wainwright in late Sept). I'm not crazy about Philip, but his Day and Nights Festival is now headquarted out here in Carmel Valley and he's a BIG supporter of the Henry Miller Library in Big Sur and sits on the film selection committee (along with Laurie Anderson and others) for the Big Sur Film Fest that is run through HML
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3B64-tJfUmE

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